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How We Became an Allergy-Friendly Camp

Special thanks to Camp Wingate*Kirkland for supporting our educational blog series on managing food allergies at camp. This post is the third in a three-part series. Sandy Rubenstein, owner and director of Camp Wingate*Kirkland (Camp W*K) on Cape Cod, Mass., writes about managing food allergies at camp. Kids with food allergies can sometimes be identified… Continue reading How We Became an Allergy-Friendly Camp

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7 Things Your Child Should Know Before Going to Camp With Food Allergies

Special thanks to Camp Wingate*Kirkland for supporting our educational blog series on managing food allergies at camp. The post is the second in a three-part series. Before your child heads to summer camp, take time to review the following important points about the self-management of his or her food allergy. Review these concepts often with… Continue reading 7 Things Your Child Should Know Before Going to Camp With Food Allergies

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Going to Sleepaway Camp with Food Allergies

Special thanks to Camp Wingate*Kirkland for supporting our educational blog series on managing food allergies at camp. The post is the first in a three-part series. By: Jill Mindlin “I want to go to sleepaway camp.” The eight little words that strike terror into the parent of a child with life-threatening food allergies. The first time… Continue reading Going to Sleepaway Camp with Food Allergies

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Report from AAAAI

This weekend’s annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology features hundreds of research presentations, many of which provide noteworthy new findings in the field of food allergy. FARE staff is in attendance here in Los Angeles along with thousands of allergists, immunologists, researchers and other healthcare providers. On Saturday, researchers… Continue reading Report from AAAAI

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Auvi-Q Update: Sanofi US to Return Rights to kaléo

FARE has been monitoring developments concerning the Auvi-Q® epinephrine auto-injector, which was recalled last fall. On Feb. 23, 2016, Sanofi US announced that the license and development agreement between Sanofi and kaléo, the developer of Auvi-Q, will terminate later this year. At that time, all U.S. and Canadian rights will be returned to kaléo. According… Continue reading Auvi-Q Update: Sanofi US to Return Rights to kaléo

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How to Dispose of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

If you have been prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector because you or a family member is at risk of anaphylaxis, you should carry two devices with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. It’s also important to know how to correctly dispose of an auto-injector. Reasons for disposal… Continue reading How to Dispose of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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What to Expect at an Oral Food Challenge: A Food Allergy Specialty Nurse Shares Insights

By: Anne F. Russell BSN, RN, AE-C In this article, Anne Russell interviews Elizabeth Scannell Stieb. Elisabeth Scannell Stieb, RN, BSN, AE-C is a food allergy specialty nurse with a passion for assisting families. An essential member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Food Allergy Center (MGH-FAC) team, she participates in leadership, clinical care, advocacy, research and education. Lisa has nearly 30 years… Continue reading What to Expect at an Oral Food Challenge: A Food Allergy Specialty Nurse Shares Insights